Combining Switches from Different Series

ExtremeSwitching switches can be stacked in the combinations listed in Matrix of Switches and Stacking Methods. For each combination, one or more of the following stacking methods are displayed:
40G 40G mode (X460-G2 switches with VIM)
SS SummitStack
V SummitStack-V
V80 SummitStack-V80 (supported in EXOS 30.1 and prior releases)
V84 SummitStack-V84 (X450-G2 switches)
V160 SummitStack-V160
V320 SummitStack-V320
V400 SummitStack-V400
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Matrix of Switches and Stacking Methods

Stack with X440-G21 X450-G22 X460-G21 X590 X620 X670-G23 X690 X770 X870
X440-G21 V V V   V V   V  
X450-G22 V V

V84

V   V V   V  
X460-G21 V V 40G

SS

V

V160

  V V

V160

  V

V160

 
X590       V400     V400   V400
X620 V V V   V V   V  
X670-G23 V V V

V160

  V V

V80

V160

V320

  V

V160

V320

 
X690       V400     V400   V400
X770 V V V

V160

  V V

V160

V320

  V

V160

V320

 
X870       V400     V400   V400
Note

Note

  1. For X440-G2 and X460-G2, SummitStack-V is available only on 10G models.
  2. For X450-G2, SummitStack-V is available only on 10G models. SummitStack-V84 is available only in stacks that consist entirely of X450-G2 switches.
  3. The X670-G2-72x can stack only with SummitStack V using front panel 10G ports.

In a stack that has switch models from more than one series, we recommend that the stack master and backup nodes be from the same switch series. For example, if an X460-G2 switch is the stack master, the backup node should also be an X460-G2 switch. Refer to the list in Master/Backup Switch Redundancy.

Stack configuration, easy setup, and redundancy are fully described in the ExtremeXOS 22.6 User Guide.